On outlawing mushrooms

Richard has a post discussing the absurdity of outlawing some types of mushrooms, prompted apparently by the death of a man who took his own life while ‘high’ on a substance. My sympathies go out to the family of the victim, but such an event does not warrant the banning of ‘magic’ mushrooms.

And it does remind me of Bill Hicks. (its pretty coarse)

Always that same LSD story, you’ve all seen it. “Young man on acid, thought he could fly, jumped out of a building. What a tragedy.” What a dick, fuck him! He’s an idiot. If he thought he could fly, why didn’t he take off from the ground first? Check it out. You don’t see ducks lining up to catch elevators to fly South. They fly from the ground, you moron. Quit ruining it for everybody. He’s a moron, he’s dead, good. We lost a moron, fucking celebrate. Boy I just felt the world get lighter – we lost a moron. Put on the Hammer album, I’m ready to dance! [dances] “We lost a moron.” I don’t mean to sound cold or cruel or vicious, but I am so that’s the way it comes out. Professional help is being sought.

How about a positive LSD story? Wouldn’t that be news-worthy, just the once? To base your decision on information rather than scare tactics and superstitions and lies? I think it would be news-worthy. “Today, a young man on acid realised that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we’re the imagination of ourselves.” “Here’s Tom with the weather.” “Wow! Did you see the fuckin news!” By the way that thing I just did about matter is energy condensed to a slow vibration, we are all one conssciousness experiencing itself subjectively, and dadada, that thing I just did? Einstein proved that [laughs] It’s called quantum physics. Anyway I was tripping one day with Al, which was really weird, cos he’s dead. And I said Al do you notice the walls are fuckin breathing right now? “Bill I noticed the same thing, I’ve got to jot some numbers down real quick, I just had a fuckin idea” “I saw your head light up like a fuckin bulb Al, this is unbelievable. Its called quantum physics, its called the 20th century, we’ll get there one day.